Windows 10: Bitlocker status when suspended?

Discus and support Bitlocker status when suspended? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; This might sound a bit silly, but bear with me. I have bitlocker installed on my laptop, which was stolen yesterday. There was an issue the other... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Maoxia, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Maoxia Win User

    Bitlocker status when suspended?


    This might sound a bit silly, but bear with me.


    I have bitlocker installed on my laptop, which was stolen yesterday.


    There was an issue the other month where for some reason bitlocker suspended itself and I had to manually restart it.


    If I go to my devices on the Microsoft account site, "BitLocker data protection" lists shows "bitlocker: on" - I just want to confirm that really means on, if it was suspended would it then show as suspended?


    Just want to try and put my mind at rest, thanks! Bitlocker status when suspended? 12b7d52e-5ddd-48fc-9860-1219664a8691?upload=true.jpg

    ,

    :)
     
    Maoxia, Jun 12, 2019
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  2. BitLocker status says suspended?

    So, I was checking the status of my devices and it said that BitLocker was suspended on my laptop PC... which doesn't make sense because it's not suspended?
     
    castillozoe, Jun 12, 2019
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  3. Paola Gar Win User
    Need to turn off Bitlocker to install Windows 10

    Hi,

    We suggest doing the following steps again to resolve the issue. To complete the procedure, make sure that you have the following information:

    • You must be able to provide administrative credentials.
    • The drive must be BitLocker-protected.
    To suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption on an operating system drive, please follow the steps below:

    • Click Start, click Control Panel, click
      System and Security, and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.
    • Click Suspend Protection for the operating system drive.
    • A message is displayed, informing you that your data will not be protected while BitLocker is suspended and asking if you want to suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption.
    • Click Yes to continue and suspend BitLocker on the drive.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Paola Gar, Jun 12, 2019
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  4. Crking Win User

    Bitlocker status when suspended?

    Bitlocker automatically suspending after CU

    Hi

    I have encountered unexpected behavior with Bitlocker since cumulative update (CU) KB4100403 in June.

    The machine is running Windows 10 Pro, 1803. The machine has no TPM, and Bitlocker is set up to use a password prior to logging in.

    I noticed that since mid-June, Bitlocker is automatically suspended on my operating system drive during Cumulative Updates. Once the update has completed and I log in, Bitlocker is suspended and must either be manually resumed or will automatically
    resume once I manually restart the system. manage-bde shows the drive status as:

    Volume C: [System]

    [OS Volume]
    Size: 59.07 GB

    BitLocker Version: 2.0

    Conversion Status: Fully Encrypted

    Percentage Encrypted: 100.0%

    Encryption Method: XTS-AES 128

    Protection Status: Protection Off (1 reboots left) <-------------------

    Lock Status: Unlocked

    Identification Field: Unknown

    Key Protectors:

    Password

    Numerical Password

    The problem here is that Bitlocker should not be suspended unless user-initiated as this creates a security issue. Now I am aware of the following blog post relating to changes made to Bitlocker in 1803:
    NEW: Upgrade to Windows 10 1803 without suspending BitLocker. I have asked about this issue elsewhere have been pointed to this blog post, however it doesn't apply to my situation as (1) it applies
    only to Feature Updates, not the Cumulative Updates I am dealing with; and (2) it only applies to machines that have a TPM - mine does not.

    Looking at the Bitlocker event logs, each time Bitlocker is suspended, the event shows the action initiated by the system account, and each time it correlates with a CU installed in Windows Update.

    To get to the bottom of this, I have tried:

    (1) To eliminate issues related to software I've installed, I tried a fresh install of 1803 English International from my original ISO, only changed the GPO to allow Bitlocker without TPM, let Bitlocker encrypt, then applied all Windows updates (including
    the latest CU). On reboot, Bitlocker was suspended.

    (2) To eliminate issues related to my ISO, I used the media creation tool to make a new USB installer of 1803 US English. Then followed the same process as (1). On reboot, Bitlocker was suspended.

    (3) To attempt to eliminate as many hardware issues as possible, I set up a VirtualBox VM (without VM extensions or tools) and installed 1803 from my original ISO. Then followed the same process as (1). On reboot, Bitlocker was suspended.

    Has anyone else encountered this? Is this expected behavior since KB4100403, and if so, does anyone know why?

    Thanks
     
    Crking, Jun 12, 2019
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